They’re out there, as are the stories of how they got there.
When was the last time you looked whom you follow on your social media, and what it is you read every day? Who are the authors who write what you read? I don’t mean just books. I mean everything. News. Articles. Essays. Messages. Emails. And so on.
Write down a list of people who are your idols—people whom you want to follow and from whom you want to learn from—and dump everyone else.
Otherwise, why do you follow these people? There are only so many hours in a day. What is it that you’re doing every day to get you to where you want to be?
Every minute counts, and every minute you’re getting closer to your death.
Imagine it. Imagine it often.
It’ll make it easier for you to stop being afraid of turning away from those who drag you down or don’t add anything to your life, and turn toward those you admire, those who can teach you. Those who are the best in your opinion (and your opinion is the only one that matters). Learn from them.